Miguel Sobrinho joined the Piatti Quartet in 2023. He is a portuguese violist that was praised by his “full sonority, tasteful musicality and virtuosity” in the press Público. Miguel completed with first class honours both his Bachelor in Music and Masters’ of Arts the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) with Hélène Clément and Martin Outram. While studying at RAM, he won the prestigious Theodore Holland Viola Prize in 2017, the Historical Women Composers Prize in partnership with the pianist Wouter Valvekens in 2019 and the Mica Comberti Bach Prize in 2021. As a soloist, Miguel played with Camerata Atlântica in 2015, the Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa (Portuguese Symphony Orchestra) in 2018 and the Orquestra Clássica do Sul (Classical Orchestra of the South) in 2020.
Miguel is a keen chamber musician having performed two concerts in Vahdat Hall (Iran) and a concert in Cadogan Hall recorded for BBC with the Internava Project. Miguel has also enjoyed playing in venues like the Wigmore Hall, Pierre Boulez Saal (Berlin) Conway Hall, Sage Gateshead, St. James Piccadilly and festivals such as Mendelssohn on Mull (alongside the Doric Quartet), Arte Amanti (Belgium), Aldeburgh, Hatfield Music Festivals, among others. Miguel has freelanced regularly with London Mozart Players, Aurora, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestras. Following his passion for contemporary music, he was a Britten Pears Young Contemporary Artist and has been part of the Lucerne Contemporary Orchestra. Miguel was generously supported by “The Countess of Munster Musical Trust.” In his free time, Miguel likes to play chess.